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UNStudio Unveils V on Shenton Singapore Skyscraper With a Hive-Inspired Facade

UNStudio Unveils V on Shenton Singapore Skyscraper With a Hive-Inspired Facade

The V on Shenton (pronounced Five on Shenton) is part of a larger redevelopment of the CBD and will provide modern office and residential space in two towers. The 23-story office tower matches the scale

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A Firsthand Look at the Magnolia 2300 Yurt – the First Energy Star Home in British Columbia

A Firsthand Look at the Magnolia 2300 Yurt – the First Energy Star Home in British Columbia

Rachel Ross: Meet our house, the Magnolia 2300. It’s a three bedroom, round, passive solar home located in the lush green forest of Nelson, B.C. Canada. Myself, my husband Lars, and our 15 year old

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‘Elevator B’ is a Gleaming Skyscraper Home for Bees!

‘Elevator B’ is a Gleaming Skyscraper Home for Bees!

The bees were moved to the honeycomb-inspired structure after they were discovered living in an abandoned and decaying grain mill nearby. The gorgeous Elevator B is a suitable new home for the thriving

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Rotterdam’s Cube Houses Look Like They’re About to Topple Over!

Rotterdam’s Cube Houses Look Like They’re About to Topple Over!

They may look like they're about to topple over, but these cube-shaped houses actually form a small village within the city center of Rotterdam, NL. A modern concept designed by the late architect Piet

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The HEX Curtain by Rael San Fratello Makes a Kinetic Light Show Out of Your Window

The HEX Curtain by Rael San Fratello Makes a Kinetic Light Show Out of Your Window

The banks of shades are composed of individual petals, each pivoting from the bottom of a hexagonal grid and attached to the adjacent one with a threaded connection. Each horizontal row has its own

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Designers Take a Low-Tech Approach at Salone Satellite 2012 During Milan Design Week

Designers Take a Low-Tech Approach at Salone Satellite 2012 During Milan Design Week

AmbiHive is a beautiful new design from NBT Studio that merges an ambient wall light and a speaker. The piece is made with ICB (Inverted Corrugated Board), LEDs and a ceramic sound chip. The chip,

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SITBON Wins PFFF Inflatable Architecture Competition With Glowing Red Grenade Pavilion

SITBON Wins PFFF Inflatable Architecture Competition With Glowing Red Grenade Pavilion

Paris’s SITBON ARCHITECTES have won the City Vision PFF Inflatable Architecture competition with their red domed “Grenade” design. Announced at Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the competition

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Valerio Romondia’s Kyoto Clock is a Recycled Wood Wool Time Block

Valerio Romondia’s Kyoto Clock is a Recycled Wood Wool Time Block

Wood wool is a material made from leftover slivers cut from logs - it's mainly used in packaging, filling, or bonded to form boards. As a celebration of this wonderful eco-friendly material, Italian

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The Roskilde’s Beautiful Geodesic Dome Looks Like a Tortoise in a Field

The Roskilde’s Beautiful Geodesic Dome Looks Like a Tortoise in a Field

Within the wooden dome the space seems cavernous and airy, and we don't doubt that is was a great place to take a time out from the throngs of crowds. Photos of the dome being built give a good idea of

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DIY: How to Build an African-Themed Gingerbread Geodesic Dome

DIY: How to Build an African-Themed Gingerbread Geodesic Dome

MATERIALS: - Scout Regalia Gingerbread Geodesic Dome kit - Gingerbread ingredients - Icing ingredients - Mixing bowl - Rolling pin - Icing applicator - Mixer - Baking sheet - Candies, sprinkles,

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NAIAS PHOTOS: Michelin Challenge Design Shows Off The Best in Futuristic City Cars

NAIAS PHOTOS: Michelin Challenge Design Shows Off The Best in Futuristic City Cars

The Renault Zoe ZE Concept uses a 95-horsepower motor and a lithium ion battery to create a total vehicle range of 100 miles. The car features multiple hexagonal honeycomb details, even comprising the

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Ford Unveils 2013 Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show!

Ford Unveils 2013 Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show!

With smoke machines, lasers, 360 degree giant monitors, and cars continually driving onto the stage, these Ford stage show planners really don't mess around when it comes to dramatic unveils at the NAIAS.

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Twins: Vacation Homes for Two Brothers Engage With Snowy Landscape and One Another

Twins: Vacation Homes for Two Brothers Engage With Snowy Landscape and One Another

Four trapezoids and one triangle make up the basis for the shapes that compose each home. Using the mathematical principle of dissection, O’Brien designed the homes to incorporate the same amount of

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Studio Gang’s Brick Weave House Adds a Modern Touch to a Traditional Material

Studio Gang’s Brick Weave House Adds a Modern Touch to a Traditional Material

The original plan was to remodel the original brick building located on the city’s west side, but when fire damage was uncovered plans needed to be rethought. While much of the building had to be torn

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OS+A’s Campus International School is Topped With a Honeycomb Green Roof

OS+A’s Campus International School is Topped With a Honeycomb Green Roof

Downtown Cleveland is an area already packed with diverse historical architecture, and the sweeping honeycomb design of the Campus International School would be right at home. The campus layout is based

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Beehive-Inspired Vertical Farm is a Self-Sufficient Mini Ecosystem for London

Beehive-Inspired Vertical Farm is a Self-Sufficient Mini Ecosystem for London

Xome Arquitectos began their design based on the premise that by 2050 more than 70% of the world's population will live in an urban environment. If this comes to fruition as expected, vertical farming

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Smart’s Forvision EV Concept Features a Futuristic Yet Funky Form

Smart’s Forvision EV Concept Features a Futuristic Yet Funky Form

The most striking feature of the car is the hexagon sprinkled roof. The glass top is covered in solar cells and the numerous shaped boxes covering them work as light transmitters that use the solar energy

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GMP Architekten Completes 3 Sparkling Crystalline Stadiums for Shenzhen’s Universiade Games

GMP Architekten Completes 3 Sparkling Crystalline Stadiums for Shenzhen’s Universiade Games

The overall master plan for the complex places the three stadiums as a centerpiece with landscaped elements and a lake surrounding them. GMP Architekten made use of the typical elements of a traditional

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HEXigloo: Honeycomb Cardboard Pavilion Pops Up in Bucharest!

HEXigloo: Honeycomb Cardboard Pavilion Pops Up in Bucharest!

The HEXigloo cardboard pavilion features an organic repetitive pattern that mimics the cellular structure of honeycombs. The recyclable honeycomb cells are attached to each other using standard plastic

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VIlla 4.0: Hexagonal Dutch Home Gets a Green Facelift

VIlla 4.0: Hexagonal Dutch Home Gets a Green Facelift

The architects stuck to the existing materials as much as possible though certain interventions, such as upgrading the outer walls and roofs, were necessary, as was insulating the building to improve its

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Honeycomb-Shaped ‘Beehive’ Solar Panels Could Energize Building Facades

Honeycomb-Shaped ‘Beehive’ Solar Panels Could Energize Building Facades

Israeli startup SolarOr has developed a brilliant new transparent solar panel that is modeled after the complex forms found in honeycomb. Called BeeHive PV, the solar panels are designed to integrate into

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Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Located in Cornwall, the Eden Project was conceived by Tim Smit and designed by famed architect Nicholas Grimshaw. The covered biomes were inspired by the moon and are constructed from a tubular steel

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Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Each spherical Tetra Pak lamp requires approximately 450 empty soft drink packets and is 260mm in diameter. The boxes were unfolded and then transformed into 108 hexagons by cutting 6 strips of 6 squares,

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Beehive-Inspired Nectar Lamp Casts a Warm Hexagonal Glow

Beehive-Inspired Nectar Lamp Casts a Warm Hexagonal Glow

Taking a cue from nature, Rebecca Asquith's Nectar Lamp reflects the beauty found in the naturally occurring hexagonal shapes of beehives. The fixture is made from lightweight felted polyester that is

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Urbanarbolismo Unveils Gorgeous Vertical Garden Set Within a Sweeping Ceramic Facade

Urbanarbolismo Unveils Gorgeous Vertical Garden Set Within a Sweeping Ceramic Facade

The vertical garden was designed to create a sound barrier between the club's outdoor central courtyard and nearby apartments. As the plants grow to maturity, they will help absorb more sound and create a

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Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

When considering wind power as an energy source, it's best to think big. Japan-based ZENA Systems is working on developing a new type of wind energy generator that will dwarf anything before it. The 50

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Elegant Biodegradable WallArt Tiles Made From Renewable Sugar Cane Bagasse

Elegant Biodegradable WallArt Tiles Made From Renewable Sugar Cane Bagasse

This chic modern WallArt tiles add an extra dimension to boring plain walls. Made from recycled bagasse (a fibrous residue leftover from the process of extracting the sweet juice from sugarcane stalks),

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Amazing HaitiSOFTHOUSE Provides Immediate Disaster Relief for Communities

Amazing HaitiSOFTHOUSE Provides Immediate Disaster Relief for Communities

After a massive 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti last year, architects and designers immediately took to the drawing boards to develop projects to reconstruct the devastated island. While many creative designs

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